Archive for the ‘Sex’ Category

  • The Good Girl Syndrome

    The Good Girl Syndrome

    What is the Good Girl Syndrome? The Good Girl Syndrome is the negative or unproductive thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, behaviors and feelings about sex that inhibit one’s responsiveness and enjoyment of the sexual relationship in marriage. The Good Girl Syndrome is often manifest as feelings of

    on Jul 29, 2009 • with 41 Comments

  • Affair Proofing Your Marriage, Part II

    Affair Proofing Your Marriage, Part II

    In part I of “Affair Proofing Your Marriage” we discussed: being introspective, and developing greater self-awareness; avoiding selfishness; communicating openly in marriage about anything; acknowledging and discussing attractions to others with your spouse; and avoiding secrecy. In this segment we will continue our discussion of

    on Jul 28, 2009 • with 1 Comment

  • Affair Proofing Your Marriage, Part I

    Affair Proofing Your Marriage, Part I

    News of marital infidelity among politicians, celebrities or anyone, for that matter, is heartrending. Hearts are broken, and lives and careers are destroyed. Everyone involved ultimately suffers. It’s not just the news that attests to the need for some discussion of this subject. It’s also

    on Jul 7, 2009 • with 14 Comments

  • Love Letters

    Love Letters

    How long has it been since you wrote your sweetheart a love letter? With recent news of Governor Mark Sanford’s “extramarital emails” I couldn’t help but wonder how his life would be different if he had invested the same time and energy into writing love

    on Jul 2, 2009 • with 3 Comments

  • Open Forum 2 Discussions

    Open Forum 2 Discussions

    Welcome to our “Open Forum 2” discussion page! This has been the place (up until April 3, 2011) to post your questions and comments, and have an open dialogue about subjects related to marriage, sex, intimacy and parenting. To create new discussion posts please visit

    on Jun 30, 2009 • with 146 Comments

  • National Magazine Profile — “How I Took the Taboo Out of Sex”

    National Magazine Profile — “How I Took the Taboo Out of Sex”

    A few months ago I received a press request by a writer for the women’s magazine First to do an interview with someone who had overcome an intimacy challenge. They wanted the story for their “Private Confidence” column. I recommended the couple who had joined

    on Jun 18, 2009 • with 1 Comment

  • Myths about Marriage—Take the Marriage Myths Quiz

    Myths about Marriage—Take the Marriage Myths Quiz

    Myths about marriage often get perpetuated leading many to make unwise decisions based on faulty information. In reviewing the latest research on marriage, I was a bit surprised by some of the findings myself. See for yourself how “with it” you are in knowing the

    on May 31, 2009 • with 3 Comments

  • The Centerfold Syndrome

    The Centerfold Syndrome

    Male Sexual Socialization In doing some research, I stumbled onto some fascinating insights about men and their sexual socialization. With the advent of Viagra-type products, there is an increasingly reductionistic and medicalized focus on the sexual functioning of body parts while ignoring the relational aspects

    on Apr 5, 2009 • with 1 Comment

  • “Cultivating Sexual Desire” — Women’s Workshop

    “Cultivating Sexual Desire” — Women’s Workshop

    My good friend, Julie de Azevedo Hanks, is holding a monthly “Cultivating Sexual Desire in Marriage” workshop for women. This is a great way for women to learn to embrace sexuality and find greater fulfillment in their marriages

    on Apr 1, 2009 • with 25 Comments

  • Massage Therapy to Awaken Sensuality

    Massage Therapy to Awaken Sensuality

    Men generally struggle to bridle their passions, but women struggle to awaken them. One of the specific things women struggle with is being able to connect with their sensuality and the physicality of sexual relations. You often hear of women deriding the carnality or physicalness

    on Mar 12, 2009 • with 4 Comments

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